mormon meteor from the boys of bonneville

The Bonneville Salt Flats are now synonymous with speed and speed records, but that wasn't always the case. Ab Jenkins put the salty surface on the map long ago by building ever-faster contraptions in an effort to break and re-break land speed records.

While Jenkins was a superhero of his time, he has since slipped to the background of history. A new film titled The Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt looks to change that, as his son Marv rebuilds the 12-cylinder "Mormon Meteor" for one more shot at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Hit the jump to take in a very inspirational trailer of what looks like a fascinating look back at Ab Jenkins. Actor and race fan Patrick Dempsey will act as the voice of Ab Jenkins, and Jay Leno pitches in to help tell the tale.